Marijuana Rehab

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If you or someone you care about needs help with an addiction to marijuana, the Narconon drug rehab program may be the answer.

The Narconon program has successfully helped individuals leave marijuana addiction behind for nearly five decades.

Nutritional Approach

While marijuana use isn’t usually associate with heavy withdrawal symptoms, long-term use of the drug has certainly taken it’s toll on the person physically. The toxic effects of the drug aren’t the only concern as addicts often have poor eating habits and are not keeping physically fit.

On the Narconon program, the first step in recovering from marijuana addiction a nutritionally based drug-free withdrawal. First, the well-administered use of nutritional supplements go a long way to alleviating any withdrawal’s symptoms and start healing any damage resulting from drug use.

Eliminating Physical Effects of Past Marijuana Use

Following the withdrawal phase, each person has the time to fully detoxify from further effects of marijuana. The New Life Detoxification, a sauna-based program that incorporates daily exercise and a strict nutritional regimen, enables each person to flush out drug residues left behind in fatty tissues of the body.

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THC Tends to Store in the Fat Tissue of the Body

The THC in marijuana tends to be stored in fatty tissue as it is fat-soluble, therefore it is vital to long-term recovery that these drug residues are flushed from the body. Through the Narconon New Life Detoxification, the combination of sauna, nutrition, and exercise enable these residues to be flushed out, improving mood, cravings, and energy.

Narconon is the only drug rehabilitation program that offers the New Life Detoxification.

Freeing Attention from the Past

Following the New Life Detoxification, the Narconon student moves on to the Objectives. Marijuana use dulls a person’s awareness and throws him out of communication with his environment. Through a series of exercises, the Objectives help a person free their attention from disturbing memories associated with drug use and so enable him (or her) to be more focused on and in communication with their present environment.

student doing objective exercises

Gaining Skills for a New Life

Each person in recovery also completes a series of Life Skills courses which assist them to discover and repair the reasons drug abuse started. This includes practical application of various life skills that are vital to staying drug-free even when faced with challenging situations. It takes a very well-rounded program like this to turn addiction into lasting sobriety.

Helping a Loved One

When someone you care about is abusing marijuana and can’t find a way to stop on their own, contact us to find a location of a Narconon drug rehab near you.

This can be the beginning of a new sober life for your loved one and it can mean that you can have your loved one back again, the way they were before drugs changed things.

Contact us and find out how Narconon helps end addiction to marijuana.

Marijuana Today

In its own way, marijuana or cannabis may be one of the most controversial drugs in the world. It’s the only street drug to be recommended for medical use in the same form that is used for illicit drug abuse purposes.

Arguments for medical marijuana are largely based on the supposed therapeutic effects and the harmless qualities of the drug. But is this actually the case? If the drug were actually harmless, one would assume that people were not becoming addicted, not suffering adverse effects and not needing rehabilitation to become drug-free if they want to. Is this the case?

There is evidence that marijuana is addictive and that it also paves the path to use of other drugs. While lasting recovery is achievable at Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers around the world, it would be better if the true nature of the drug were realized by more people before they made the choice to start.

Marijuana’s Effects on Perception and Thinking

Research shows that marijuana causes distorted perceptions, poor coordination and difficulty thinking and solving problems. This can result in learning and memory problems. And since the effects of using marijuana can last for weeks, a person using the drug every day may be experiencing a constant reduction of their intellectual ability.

The mental effects of marijuana can become more severe if the drug is used on a daily basis or in the event of higher dosages. This fact becomes significant when the rising potency of marijuana is considered. Over the last few decades, the average THC (tetrahydrocannabinol—the intoxicating ingredient in marijuana) content has increased from less than 4% to more than 10% with some samples have THC content of 25% or even higher.

Marijuana’s Effects on One’s Life

Heavy use or use of high-potency marijuana is associated with mental health problems such as psychosis or schizophrenia. Chronic use can result in anxiety and depression.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) also reports that heavy marijuana smokers suffered damage to social life and to employment or careers due to work absences, accidents, workers’ compensation claims and frequent job turnover. NIDA notes that marijuana use may aggravate existing problems to the point that minor problems become serious ones.